• The IPL has been running for over a decade

  • Taking place every year, the world’s biggest stars come together for the most glamourous of T20 tournaments

  • IPL records are broken every year – which players have the most impressive numbers?

The IPL has changed cricket forever.

It swallows up more than its fair share of bets on cricket, it pits stars against each other outside of the international game, and it draws ground-shaking crowds in a way that no other domestic league can compete with.

Established stars may earn the headlines at an auction, but the IPL makes names as well as promoting all-time greats.

IPL Records - IPL Statistics:

  • Batting

  • Bowling

  • Wicket Keeping

  • Fielding

  • Longevity

  • Team

It is a platform to prove yourself, a place where cricketers of varying experience can challenge themselves against the best the world has to offer. Not to mention the riches that can follow with a successful IPL season or two.

For weeks every year, sports betting odds online are dominated by the IPL. It’s an intense period of multiple matches every day, building to the crescendo of the final group stage fixtures and knockout matches.

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Every season there are disappointments. There will be key batsmen who can’t hit it off the square and supposedly gun bowlers who go the distance.

The standard and pressure are high. Cricket betting tips from experts will often lean to a couple of teams before the competition, but that’s no guarantee of success.

Every team has match winners, every franchise believes they struck gold in the latest auction.

From the early days of Shane Warne and Matthew Hayden extending their careers in the IPL, the competition has evolved.

Franchises have come and gone. Many of the best Indian cricketers have proved their mettle alongside established names. Former on-field icons have graduated to coaching positions or made the short journey to the commentary booth.

The IPL has played a pivotal role in the acceptance of T20 cricket. It has pushed the standards, and become the goal for every domestic cricket board.

The Big Bash, The Hundred and many others are trying to create a product as marketable, as influential, as the Indian Premier League.

It’s an impossible task, of course, to have a second domestic league which influences international cricket scheduling and has become a must-play event for the world’s best players.

There have been problems along the way, but the IPL has been a roaring success. It was a competition met with scepticism in corners of the cricketing world when the idea was first floated in the late-noughties.

To say it has flourished would be an understatement. The IPL is cricket’s most attended tournament by a distance with an average of well over 50,000 fans.

Packed stadia have rejoiced as the world’s best have shone on cricket’s glitziest stage – here are some of the IPL’s most notable records.

IPL Batting Records:

  • Most runs – Virat Kohli, 7,579

  • Highest individual score – Chris Gayle, 175*

  • Highest average – Devon Conway, 48.63

  • Most half centuries – David Warner, 62

  • Fastest fifty – Yashasvi Jaiswal, 13 balls

  • Most centuries – Virat Kohli, 8

  • Fastest century – Chris Gayle, 30 balls

  • Most sixes – Chris Gayle, 357

  • Most sixes in an inning – Chris Gayle, 17

  • Most fours – Shikhar Dhawan, 766

  • Highest strike rate – Andre Russell, 176.11

  • Most runs in a season – Virat Kohli, 973

IPL Bowling Records:

  • Most wickets – Yuzvendra Chalal, 195

  • Most four-wicket hauls – Sunil Narine, 8

  • Best innings – Alzarri Joseph, 6/12

  • Best average – Lungi Ngidi, 17.92

  • Best career economy rate – Anil Kumble, 6.57

  • Best career strike rate – Mark Wood, 10.9

  • Most runs conceded in a match – Basil Thampi, 70

  • Most wickets in a season – Harshal Patel, Dwayne Bravo, 32

IPL Wicket Keeping Records:

  • Most dismissals – MS Dhoni, 184

  • Most catches – MS Dhoni, 142

  • Most stumpings – MS Dhoni, 42

  • Most dismissals in an innings – Kumar Sangakkara, 5

  • Most dismissals in a season – Rishabh Pant, 24

IPL Fielding Records:

  • Most catches – Virat Kohli, 110

  • Most catches in a season – AB De Villiers, 19

IPL Longevity Records:

  • Most matches – MS Dhoni, 254

  • Most matches as captain – MS Dhoni, 226

IPL Team Records:

  • Most consecutive wins – Kolkata Knight Riders, 10

  • Most consecutive losses – Delhi Capitals, Pune Warriors, 11

  • Most matches won – Mumbai Indians, 138

  • Most titles – Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, 5

  • Worst winning percentage (active teams) – Delhi Daredevils, 45.14%

  • Biggest winning margin – Mumbai Indians, 146 runs

  • Biggest winning margin in a run chase – Mumbai Indians, 87 balls remaining

  • Most wins off the last ball – Chennai Super Kings, 6

  • Highest run chase – Rajasthan Royals, 226/6 chasing 224

  • Lowest successful defence – Chennai Super Kings, 117

  • Highest total – Sunrisers Hyderabad, 277

  • Lowest total – Royal Challengers Bangalore, 49

*Credit for the main photo belongs to Alamy*

Sam is a sports tipster, specialising in the Premier League and Champions League.

He covers most sports, including cricket and Formula One. Sam particularly enjoys those on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean – notably MLB and NBA.

Watching, writing and talking about sports betting takes up most of his time, whether that is for a day out at T20 Finals Day or a long night of basketball.

Having been writing for several years, Sam has been working with 888Sport since 2016, contributing multiple articles per week to the blog.